What is Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K)?

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on acesulfame potassium, also known as “Ace-K.”

If you’re a baseball fan, when you hear the term “Ace-K” your first image may be of your favorite star pitcher. The Ace-K we’re talking about here is not a pitcher, although it does have the ability to strikeout calories from the diet. All without sacrificing sweet taste.

Did you know the “K” in Ace-K is the symbol for the chemical element potassium? It stems from the Latin word “kalium.” Potassium is a vital micronutrient to the diet, although Ace-K doesn’t contain enough to contribute to potassium intake.

Ace-K provides no calories, has been FDA-approved since 1988, and is the primary sweetener found in brand names like Sunett® and Sweet One®.

No curveballs here, just straight facts. Check out our latest Ace-K infographic below.

Still looking for more? Check out our Ace-K Fact Sheet.